Dept. of CS Colloquium Recent Research at ETS, Montreal in Visualizing Trees and Graphs 6/25

June 22, 2010 at 10:38 am (lecture)

D E P A R T M E N T   O F   C O M P U T E R   S C I E N C E
C O L L O Q U I U M

Topic: Recent Research at ETS, Montreal in Visualizing Trees and Graphs

Presented By: Michael McGuffin
From: École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montreal, Quebec
Biography: Michael McGuffin is an Assistant Professor at ETS (“École de technologie supérieure”) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His research interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), currently focusing on information visualization. He was previously a post-doctoral researcher at the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI; Division of Signaling Biology), working on visualization and user interfaces for bioinformatics, within Dr. Igor Jurisica’s lab. He completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where his homebase was the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP) lab, and where his advisor was Prof. Ravin Balakrishnan. During his Ph.D. studies, he spent three years as an IBM CAS Fellowship Student at the IBM Toronto Lab. He also holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science from University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Computer Engineering with Software Engineering Option from the University of Waterloo. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as a software developer, creating user interfaces at Alias|wavefront in Toronto and Discreet Logic in Montreal (both companies now part of Autodesk), and CAE in Montreal. Michael hails from Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada; enjoys living in a trilingual household; and dabbles in piano and karate.

Sponsored By: Dr. Melanie Tory, Assistant Professor
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Friday, June 25, 2010
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Engineering Office Wing (EOW), Room 430

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Dept. of CS C O L L O Q U I U M Self-Assembling Distributed Internet Software 6/3

June 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm (Uncategorized) ()

D E P A R T M E N T O F C O M P U T E R S C I E N C E
C O L L O Q U I U M

Topic: Self-Assembling Distributed Internet Software

Presented By: Dr. Yuriy Brun
From: University of Washingon, USA
Biography: Yuriy Brun is an NSF CRA postdoctoral Computing Innovation Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2008 from the University of Southern California, as an Andrew Viterbi Fellow, and his M.Eng. degree in 2003 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His doctoral research was a finalist in the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition in 2008. Brun’s research interests are in the area of engineering self-adaptive and self-managing software systems. His work combines theoretical computer science approaches to modeling nature-inspired algorithms and software engineering approaches to leveraging those algorithms to build systems.

Sponsored By: Dr. Hausi Muller, Professor and Associate Dean Research
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Thursday, June 03, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Room 660

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